Emerald ash borer beetles are destroying trees across North America. However, one bird species may be helping. Woodpecker populations are up in Ottowa, and these birds just so happen to love feasting on emerald ash borer larvae and pupae, which is a good thing because the larvae of the beetles is what damages trees.

 

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Woodpeckers battle Ottawa’s tree-killing beetle

That’s why there has been such excitement around woodpeckers, whose numbers have skyrocketed. Woodpeckers hunt for both the larvae and pupae, the last life cycle stage before the insect turns into an adult beetle, emerges from the tree and starts all …Ash trees face double threatCT Postall 2 news articles »

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